Collaborate - Pitch - Evaluate: A development day for creative practitioners

Collaborate - Pitch - Evaluate: A development day for creative practitioners

Collaborate - Pitch - Evaluate

Wednesday 9th October, 11am - 5.30pm at March Library (PE15 9LT)

Booking essential - tickets are just £5.  Please book online here

Lunch is included - please let us know if you have any dietry requirements.

The day will include lively discussions and presentations from representatives from MarketPlace and The Library Presents. We are also pleased to have representatives from Arts Council England, Creative Arts East, Cambridge City Council Community Services, Cause4 and Festival Bridge.  The day is focused on creative practice and exploring how we continue to develop a strong vibrant cultural community across our region. 

Sessions will include:

Pitching it right

How can I successfully pitch my ideas to funders and potential partners?
It’s a process we all probably have to refresh continually. Attendees will have the opportunity to gain ideas and suggestions for how best to pitch and present their ideas to funders, venues and potential partners.

What did you think of my performance?

How can I evaluate the impact and success of my project so that I have meaningful information to share with future funders and partners?

Monitoring & Evaluation - a vital part of creative practice that often gets ignored and many of us experience as a bit of a chore. We investigate ways of making it a natural and productive part of creative practice.

What's the public got to do with it?

How important is it that local communities have a say in decisions about  programming arts activities in their areas? A long table format discussion will explore the current moves to activate communities with creative arts. The conversation is not fixed, has no agenda and is a positive opportunity for everyone to raise questions, challenge ideas and find collective resolutions.

We are excited to be able to end the day with a short theatrical presentation of Super Hamlet 64 - performed by Edalia Day, currently participating in The Library Presents scheme - followed by drinks and a chance to network with others.

Who is it for?

Creative Practitioners in the Fenland & West Suffolk regions but is open to anyone living and working across Cambridgeshire and Suffolk.  The day is designed to help you evaluate your creative practice and explore how you might extend your paid work in the region and beyond. 

What will I need? 

Ideas, questions and a willingness to participate.  You could also bring some artwork or items of work to share, plus links to your website, social media posts etc. 

Lunch is included in the cost of your ticket.  Please let us know if you have any special requirements.

Travel and accessibility

We are able to offer some travel bursaries if you are intending to come from a distance.  March Library is wheelchair-friendly and fully accessible for all.  


SPECIAL NOTICE - Arts Council England Conversation

We are pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to have a conversation with an Arts Council England relationship manager between 10-11am, who are happy to discuss your project ideas and wider questions relating to Arts Council funding. These sessions will be organised into small groups, relating to suggested topics. To sign up to one of these half an hour sessions please contact Florence Tong below, with a brief description of what you’d like to discuss and groups will be formed accordingly. 

For more details about the travel bursary or the Arts Council England conversations please contact Florence Tong on

Interested in more networking and development opportunities?  Why not come along to our other symposium event: Digitally Engaged

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